Muslim Women: Past and Present

Recommend a Muslim Woman

Throughout the ages, from the earliest days of Islam to contemporary times today, Muslim women have been and continue to be active leaders in their communities and countries across the world. This directory is a growing archive of leading Muslim women scholars, activists, writers, politicians, artists, religious and spiritual leaders, civil society leaders and more. Please contribute to this archive by suggesting Muslim women to be featured through our recommendation form.

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Aliya Mustafina

photo of Aliya Mustafina 2012 most decorated Russian Gymnast

Asli Cakir Alptekin

photo of Asli Cakir Alptekin Track & FIeld

Fatmire “Lira” Bajramaj

photo of Fatmire “Lira” Bajramaj Only Muslim player on the German Women's National Soccer Team

Habiba Ghribi

photo of Habiba Ghribi Track & FIeld

Hassiba Boulmerka

photo of Hassiba Boulmerka The first Algerian to win an Olympic medal

Ibtihaj Muhammad

photo of Ibtihaj Muhammad Nationally Ranked Fencer

Khawlah bint Al-Azwar

photo of Khawlah bint Al-Azwar Fighting Skills and Swordsmanship as well as Courage

Maiya Maneza

photo of Maiya Maneza World record holder in weightlifting

Maziah Mahusin

photo of Maziah Mahusin Olympics 2012

Nawal El Moutawakel

photo of Nawal El Moutawakel Olympic Athlete

Raha Moharrak

photo of Raha Moharrak First Saudi and youngest Arab to climb Mount Everest

Sadaf Rahimi

photo of Sadaf Rahimi Boxing/Olympics 2012

Zulfiya Chinshanlo

photo of Zulfiya Chinshanlo world record holder in weightlifting
This search feature will enable you to find Muslim women alphabetically by their first names. Many Muslim names have alternative spellings once rendered into English so if you cannot find the name you are looking for, please try the general search tab where you can enter keywords of your choice.
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This search feature will enable you to find Muslim women chronologically by the Common Era century. We are actively building the archive of Muslim women leaders from the past, as well as from today, and we would welcome your recommendations of women to feature. Please complete our “Recommend Muslim Women” form and check the site again in the near future as we actively expand this section of the portal with your suggestions.
This search feature will enable you to find Muslim women by their Country. We are actively building the archive of Muslim women leaders from the past, as well as from today, and we would welcome your recommendations of women to feature. Please complete our “Recommend Muslim Women” form and check the site again in the near future as we actively expand this section of the portal with your suggestions.
This search feature will enable you to find Muslim women leaders by entering the keyword(s) of your choice. If you cannot find a particular woman that you are looking for, please let us know by completing our “Recommend Muslim Women” form and check the site again in the near future as we actively expand this section of the portal with your suggestions.